Stories from Women Living in The Shelter

I never imagined what it would be like to live in a shelter.  Living in a shelter is a challenge, but at least it is a roof over the head and food is provided.  Being an older adult, 57, and having to follow their rules is a challenge.  An example is that we have to […]

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Changing Lives – Continuation of The Shelter

Women who stay in “The Shelter” have shared information about what they need to change in their lives and what they appreciate.  Churches, women’s, and community groups are needed to help change the lives of the women who live in shelters or on the streets.  One or two individuals cannot do this alone!     […]

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Having a Grateful Heart

I am blessed to be alive today, as thousands die every day. Having access to clean water, food to eat in the morning, and a roof over your head I am grateful as many in our nation and around the world lack one or more of these. Did you notice that I did not state […]

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What’s Your Routine?

It’s 9PM on a Sunday. Where are you? What did you do today? Today I went out to Long Beach to talk to the people with another nonprofit organization. Did you know that services are not available to people on the weekends? WHAT?! When did helping people take a break on the weekends? This time […]

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Who Are the Shelter Women?

After visiting “The Shelter” to volunteer I met some amazing women.  These women have been through a lot in their lives, facing difficult circumstances.  While I see men on street corners asking for help, I rarely see women. The women staying at “The Shelter” come from different backgrounds, all of them are single and mainly […]

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Hygiene Matters

Saturday (7/25) three of us went out to Venice Beach in the morning to help the youth living on the main beach area. Here is my walk through of our time spent on the Venice Beach strip. We arrived at 10:30 AM, parking on the south end of the strip. For those who don’t know, […]

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Which Nonprofit do I give to?

With so many causes out there to choose from, “What are you most passionate about?” The question really is, “What are you most passionate about helping NOW?” It’s hard to pick just one, I know. Everything seems so close to us, too close to home. With things like cancer, heart disease, child abduction, autism, animal […]

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Blessings

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” -Joel Osteen I often think back to when I was in grade school and a classmate was picked on because instead of wearing ribbons in her hair she had pieces of cloth. I felt bad for her, but […]

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Coming Alive

Lately people have been asking me how Carry Me Productions came to be. In this post I will share what this organization means to me and what I envision as our future. Back in 2010 people around me were getting hit hard by the recession. I guess I was lucky to have kept my job […]

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Welcome Message

It is my hope that we will inspire others to make a change in their community. Sure I’d like people to give to CMP, but it’s more important that those living in poverty be helped, be housed, and be shown compassion. It breaks my heart when I hear about a soldier committing suicide. It breaks […]

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